Main Reading Room

Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm
Friday to Saturday* 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday* 1.30 pm to 5 pm
Public holidays Closed

* No collection deliveries on weekends

Special Collections and Petherick Reading Room

Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm
Friday to Saturday* 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday and public holidays Closed

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room

Monday to Saturday* 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday and public holidays Closed

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Asian Collections Reading Room

Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Weekends and public holidays Closed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery

Daily 10 am to 5 pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed

Bookshop

Daily 10 am to 5 pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed

Cafés

bookplate

Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 6 pm
Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm
Weekends and public holidays 10 am to 5 pm

paperplate

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3 pm
Weekends and public holidays Closed

Public holidays

The Library is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Opening hours for all other public holidays are outlined below:

Reading Rooms Closed
Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery 10 am to 5 pm
Bookshop 10 am to 5 pm
bookplate café * 10 am to 5 pm
paperplate café Closed

* The bookplate café is also closed on Boxing Day

Public holidays 2015

  • Australia Day - Monday 26 January
  • Canberra Day – Monday 9 March
  • Good Friday – Friday 3 April
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday 4 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 6 April
  • Anzac Day – Saturday 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday – Monday 8 June
  • Family & Community Day – Monday 28 September
  • Labour Day – Monday 5 October